New HAXPES Lab at Hyogo Science and Technology Association

August 21st, 2020

Scienta Omicron is pleased to announce the installation of the new HAXPES Lab at Hyogo Science and Technology Association, Japan.

 The Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, HAXPES Lab at Hyogo Science and Technology Association will help to support industry research into a wide variety of application areas including semi-conductors, rubber, batteries, organic materials, and steel.

The HAXPES Lab brings hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HAXPES) capability directly to the local laboratory environment. Using world class technology and expert engineering, the HAXPES Lab sets the standard for laboratory based high energy photoelectron spectroscopy. This novel system probes bulk samples properties and accesses deep core level electrons via photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) without the need for a synchrotron end station.

The research applications of the HAXPES Lab are very broad, and suit both fundamental research as well as industrial research applications. The HAXPES Lab system at Hyogo Science and Technology Association will be open access for industrial partners of the facility. The HAXPES Lab system is located at SPring-8, a synchrotron radiation facility in Hyogo, Japan, and will become bookable research infrastructure that private industry and customers will be able to book by the hour for a fee.

Kazushi Yokoyama, who is the director of the Synchrotron Radiation Research Center at the Hyogo Science and Technology Association, says, “we aim to provide advanced tool in the form of HAXPES Lab for analysis to the researchers from industrial companies to research new materials such as metal, electric device and polymer.” He elaborates that “the HAXPES Lab will help their research group with chemical states analysis. For example, heterojunction’s interface between substrates, coated materials and contaminant…etc.”

We are very pleased that our HAXPES Lab system has been installed into a research centre of the quality of Hyogo Science and Technology Association. We look forward to following the results of the wide variety of research that will be completed by the Association and their industry collaborators.